Monday, March 19, 2012

The latest additions

...to my lovely collection of books.


Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke by Theodore Roethke. I ordered this after seeing a quote from it over on Calm Things.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver. I ordered this after seeing it mentioned over on Poet Shoes.

A Likely Story: The Writing Life by Robert Kroetsch. I ordered this after a recent conversation in which it was recommended.

The first crows of the season arrived last week. The first junco arrived yesterday just before our first thunderstorm. It was brief, but a storm is a storm. 

8 comments:

Rob Taylor said...

I read the Carver book about six months ago. Really excellent.

If you like the first story (my favourite in the collection), consider checking out "Everything Must Go", a movie from a couple years back that is loosely based on it (and isn't half bad, all things considered).

Brenda Schmidt said...

Cool! Thanks, Rob!

Kathy H said...

Sounds like good reading weather...

Brenda Schmidt said...

It is! :)

Frances Greenslade said...

I love your book photos Brenda. Few things better than getting books in the mail. I've read some of the Carver stories. He's a master of the understated.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Thanks, Francie! I'm halfway through Kroetsch's book. So smart and funny. Carver is next.

Pearl said...

If we lived closer together, I could borrow those.

(failed the scrambled words again. It gets harder and harder to prove I'm not a robot. too much time outdoors is telling?)

Brenda Schmidt said...

You sure could!

ha!